Identity In Brave New World Essay

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Modern Society and Brave New World
Community, Identity, Stability. These are the ideas that are thrown at you from the very beginning of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. However, it is quite ironic that this is the motto chosen to represent the world state. Community is understood to be a group of diverse individuals coming together as one, yet in brave new world they predestine their citizens and sort them into different castes. Identity is understood to show individualism, yet the caste system limits anyone’s capability to be an individual. With community and identity, stability is supposed to be achieved, but the novel makes you question if stability is an actual thing that can happen in society. In Brave New World, many things are done to ensure stability, three of them being the tyranny of happiness, drugging the population, and the mass production of children. With these three factors, it is eerie how close Aldous Huxley came to predicting the impact of these in the future of society. First of all, the world state is obsessed with making people “happy”. They want everyone in society to be happy to ensure social stability. This is shown mostly through the way they brainwash
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Although we cannot mass produce babies on the same scale in the novel, we can however artificially make children with today’s technology. As seen in Brave New World, vitro fertilization involves fertilizing an egg outside the body, in a laboratory dish, and then implanting it in a woman's uterus. Some might use the term “test tube babies” to describe this process. In comparison to the novel, Brave New World artificially creates children in the same way, by taking and fertilizing the egg outside of the body. The only difference between this process in Brave New World compared to modern society is that in Brave New World the baby is born out of the canister rather than implanted into a woman’s

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